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Cross-Cultural State Resource

Kansas

Kansas State Map - EVSP

History: Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861. It was the 34th state to join the United States.

Dodge City is the windiest city in the United States.

Famous People from Kansas: Buster Keaton, Hattie McDaniel, Amelia Earhart, Erin Brockovich (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-kansas for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Topeka, Kansas
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Sunflower State”
    This nickname is in reference to the wild flowers of the plains of Kansas and the officially recognized state flower.
  • Largest Cities (Population): Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City, Olathe, Topeka
  • Average Climate: 20-89°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Bierocks, grebble, lefse, loose meat sandwiches, sour cream and raisin pie, fried chicken (see http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/kansas/iconic-ks-foods/)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

Comprehensive Visitors Guide: https://www.travelks.com/

HISTORIC SITES

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in Kansas is available at http://www.legendsofkansas.com/historicsites.html

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in Kansas include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Minor league sports teams in Kansas include: